Pro-Active (Defensive) Driving Workshop: (optional in-vehicle evaluation)

Course Description: Pro-Active (Defensive) Driving Workshop:
(optional in-vehicle evaluation)
Course Dates: 2018:     see dates below.
This in-class ‘defensive driving ‘course is based on the role of driver attitude in determining and affecting driving behavior. The focus of this course is to allow the participants to discover their driving attitude and the effect it has on the way they handle themselves while driving, thereby, allowing them to make the necessary positive changes to their driving habits. The student may also opt for an In-Vehicle Evaluation (approximately 25 mins in duration).
The in-vehicle evaluation is conducted in the students own vehicle. The vehicle MUST be roadworthy and have current insurance.
The student must have a current valid driver’s license.
Please Note! This course can be customized and offered to companies at a location of their choice for their employees only.
Please contact our office to discuss and for a quotation. 

Who Should Attend

Any licensed driver interested in improving his/her driving performance. Candidates who have been recommended by the Ontario courts or their paralegal.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, graduates will be able to:

  • Understand how your attitude affects your driving;
  • Identify and evaluate your current driving patterns and where needed, learn ways to change them;
  • Understand Provincial traffic laws, by-laws and local traffic issues and problems;
  • Understand the magnitude of traffic collision problems;
  • Understand the concept of the preventability of a crash and defensive driving techniques;
  • Understand the role alcohol and drugs play in traffic collisions;
  • Understand the risks involved by distracted or irresponsible driver behavior;
  • Understand the importance of the proper use of seatbelts and child restraints;
  • Understand the effects of driving when drowsy;
  • Understand the personal liability and professional risks associated with driving.


Interactive classroom with formal and informal instruction, discussion and work-groups. (optional In-Vehicle Evaluation: 25 mins assessment)


Ontario Safety league- Pro Active Driving laminated wallet card.

Location: on-site at the OSL offices
Ontario Safety League,
2595 Skymark Ave., Suite 212,
Mississauga, ON, L4W 4L5
Ph: 905-625-0556
check directions on our website;
One (1) day; 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(Course starts promptly at 9 am. Arrive 15 mins early to sign-in)
(All in-vehicle evaluations will be conducted after the in-class portion between 3.30 and 5.30 pm) 

Course Dates  (for your convenience courses are on Saturdays)

2018:  …… Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 24, Apr 28, May 26, Jun 30,
                     July 28, Aug 25, Sept 29, Oct 27, Nov 24 & Dec 15

Fee    $185.00 + HST (materials Included)

(Optional In-Vehicle Evaluation is $110)


Additional Information on ProActive Driving:


(with thanks to Canada Safety Council)

Definition: Defensive Driving is controlling a vehicle so as to prevent/avoid collisions despite the (unsafe) actions of others and the surrounding (adverse) conditions.

Principles of the defensive/proactive attitude:

1. KNOWLEDGE: of traffic laws and safe & responsible practices

2. ALERTNESS: in attending to the constantly changing traffic conditions

3. FORESIGHT: in anticipating and predicting unsafe actions of other drivers

4. JUDGMENT: in making decisions of least risk

5. SKILL: in adjusting to changing conditions of the total traffic scene

A PREVENTABLE collision is one in which a driver failed to do everything reasonable and possible to prevent it. Did the driver make an error in any of the above elements of proactive driving.

Standard Collision Prevention Formula

Recognize the Hazard …..

  • 6 positions of a collision
  • 6 conditions of driving
  • collision traps

Know the Defence …..

  • space management
  • visual search pattern
  • evasive manoeuvres

Act in Time …..

  • speed control
  • space cushion “escape route”
  • decisive action

Driver Fitness

For these considerations to work all the time, the driver must be “fit” for the driving task.

  • mentally alert
  • visually attentive
  • emotionally in control
  • socially co-operative
  • legally responsible